Two top Pruitt aides leave EPA

Scott Pruitt’s scheduler, Millan Hupp, and Sarah Greenwalt, a senior counsel to the administrator, resigned from the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday.CreditEric Thayer for The New York Times

Two of Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s top aides resigned Wednesday after coming under scrutiny in connection with Pruitt’s spending and ethics issues. The aides, scheduler Millan Hupp and senior counsel Sarah Greenwalt, worked for Pruitt in Oklahoma, where he was attorney general, and followed him to the EPA, where they received substantial raises that bypassed normal White House procedures. The departures came as Pruitt faced more allegations of misusing his position, including having aides help in an effort to get his wife a Chick-fil-A franchisee position. Democrats on a House committee investigating Pruitt released an interview transcript Monday in which Hupp said that Pruitt had her do personal errands for him, including asking the Trump International Hotel if Pruitt could buy a used mattress.

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